It's quite fashionable to say that the education system's broken — it's not broken, it's wonderfully constructed. It's just that we don't need it anymore. It's outdated.

Sugata Mitra

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“Build a School in the Cloud.” TED2013. Feb. 2013. Conference Presentation.


"Build a School in the Cloud." TED2013. Feb. 2013. Conference Presentation.

Additional Information: This quote by educational researcher Sugata Mitra is from Mitra's 2013 TED Talk about a school he helped build "in the cloud." In this quote, Mitra is saying that the current educational system -- the same one we've been using for more than a hundred years -- was designed for the needs of another time, the Victorian Age, in particular. The system works well to meet those needs, says Mitra, but it doesn't meet the needs for today's careers. For instance, it discourages creativity and teaches skills that aren't relevant to the current job market. Watch the full TED Talk here: Sugata Mitra - Build a School in the Cloud